CITY OF JEFFERSON, TEXAS
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
COUNTY COURTHOUSE ANNEX COURT ROOM
114 W. AUSTIN STREET, 2nd FLOOR, JEFFERSON, TEXAS 75657
TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2023 @ 6:30 P.M.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Jefferson City Council will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 6:30 PM at the COUNTY COURTHOUSE ANNEX COURT ROOM located at 114 W. AUSTIN STREET, 2nd FLOOR, JEFFERSON, TEXAS 75657 at which time the subjects to be considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on the meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified with the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.
- CALL TO ORDER – MAYOR
- PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
- WELCOME GUESTS AND VISITORS
Public Comments – Limited to citizens and business owners of the City of Jefferson, must sign up in advance on the list and must limit to 3 minutes conversation. Jefferson City Council may ask questions but shall not discuss items that are not on the agenda. On a subject that is not on the agenda a person may add an item to a future City Council Agenda by contacting City Hall a minimum of 5 days prior to a regular City Council Meeting. While civil public criticism is not prohibited; disorderly conduct or disturbance of the peace as prohibited by law shall be cause for the chair to terminate the offender’s time to speak.
- MAYORS COMMENTS
a. Marion County Declaration of Local Disaster: Dated June 17, 2023 & spoiled food status
b. Public civil criticism declaration
c. Upcoming Budget Cycle
a. ARPA use of funds: Wesley Traylor, Traylor and Associates
- CONSENT AGENDA (City Council reserves the right to remove items from the Consent Agenda and consider and/or approve individually)
a. Consider and/or approve May 16, 2023 Regular Council meeting minutes.
b. Consider and/or approve May 22, 2023 Special Council meeting minutes.
c. Consider and/or approve June 6, 2023 Special Council meeting minutes.
d. Consider and/or approve Monthly Financial Reports.
e. Consider and/or approve Michael Youngbloods letter of resignation. (Street Department)
f. Consider, discuss and/or approve getting the City Hall sight on Polk St. property surveyed.
g. Consider and/or approve the Big Cypress Corvette Weekend Event Application. May 30 – June 1, 2024
h. Consider and/or approve Chief Perez’s recommendation to accept the highest bid of $2,252.50 for the 2006 Ford Expedition.
i. Consider and/or approve Suzanna Manning’s application for building permit. (604 N. Alley St.)
j. Consider and/or approve Travis Dean’s application for building permit. (602 N. Polk St.)
8 ACTION ITEMS
a. Consider, discuss and/or approve Eddie Terhune’s application for building permit with variance if needed. (107 N. Main St.)
b. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointing Mayor Pro Tem.
c. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to JEDCO by Ald. Haggard.
d. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to JEDCO by Ald. Hengst.
e. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to JEDCO by Ald. Moore.
f. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to Tourism by Ald. Haggard.
g. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to Tourism by Ald. Hengst.
h. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to Tourism by Ald. Moore.
i. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to Planning & Zoning by Ald. Haggard.
j. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to Planning & Zoning by Ald. Hengst.
k. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to Planning & Zoning by Ald. Moore.
l. Consider, discuss and/or approve the acceptance & physical placement of 2 historic land markers. (One for the “1897 HOWE TRUSS TRAIN TRESTLE” and one for “Alley’s Grand Square” also known as Lion’s Club Park)
m. Consider, discuss and/or approve getting the City Hall sight on Polk St. property surveyed.
n. Consider, discuss, and/or approve advertising for a request for qualifications (RFQ) for architectural services for a new fire station per Ald. Haggard request.
- DISCUSSION ITEMS
a. Construction of duplexes on 1.882 acres of land on North Walcott Street between Hippopotamus Day Care and JISD Bus Barn per Mr. Whitfield’s request to Ald. Moore.
b. Discussion on the procedure for an ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE JEFFERSON HISTORIC DISTRICT AND DEFINING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE JEFFERSON HISTORIC DISTRICT WITHIN THE CITY OF JEFFERSON, TEXAS.
c. Discussion and assignment of Aldermen to help manage specific projects based on citizen feedback.
d. Discuss property management agreement between City of Jefferson and Nature Center, Inc. park, trestle, and river bank erosion on south side of river per Ald. Haggard & Ald. Hengst request.
e. Discussion of current City Hall and possible relocation per Ald. Haggard’s request.
f. Discussion and update on Texas Water Development Board project funding status and lead pipe replacement per Ald. Haggard’s request.
g. Strategic Plan Core Team Update – Ald. Moore, Ald. Thomas, and Sec. Boyd
h. Update: Marion County Health and Resource Coalition – Will Thomas
- EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Jefferson City Council reserves the right to adjourn into Executive Session at any time during the Course of the meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above or below, as authorized by the Texas Government Code.
a. Section 551.071 – Consultation with an Attorney
b. Section 551.072 – Deliberations concerning Real Property
c. Section 551.073 – Deliberations concerning gifts/donations
d. Section 551.074 – Deliberations concerning Personnel Matters:
e. Section 551.076 – Deliberation concerning Municipal Security
f. Section 551.087 – Economic Development
Certificate of Posting
I, Melissa Boyd, City Secretary for the City of Jefferson, Texas do hereby certify that this Notice of Meeting was posted at City Hall, 102 N. Polk Street, a place readily accessible to the general public at all times, on this the day of June 23, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. and remained to posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.
Melissa Boyd, City Secretary
ATTENDANCE BY OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICIALS: It is anticipated that members of the City Council, or other city board, commissions and/or committees (JEDCO, Tourism, Citizen Action and Diversity, Core Team, Planning and Zoning, etc.) may attend the meeting in numbers that may constitute a quorum of the other city boards, commissions and/or committees. Notice is hereby given that the meeting, to the extent required by law, is also noticed as a meeting of the other boards, commissions and/or committees of the City, whose members may be in attendance. The members of the boards, commissions and/or committees may participate in discussions on the same items listed on the agenda, which occur at the meeting, but no action will be taken by such in attendance unless such item and action is specifically provided for an on an agenda for that board, commission or committee subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act.